CPSO The College of Physicians and Surgeons and Canadian Medical Protection Association (see section “Paperwork BEFORE You Start…”)
College of Family Physicians of Canada: Required to write the certification exams in PGY-2. Includes subscription to Canadian Family Physician Journal, free access to Self Learning (a study guide/CME resource) and up-to-date information on issues in family medicine. Membership must be maintained after graduation to maintain certification.
There are many opportunities for involvement within each family medicine program. Listed below are a few provincial and national committees to consider. Expect an email early in the year soliciting applications for these positions.
OCFP: One representative per year per Ontario program, two meetings per year in Toronto and two teleconferences
PARO: Three to four representatives per Ontario program, four meetings per year in Toronto
RDOC: Volunteer committee and liaison positions, elected positions for the board of directors
OMA: Section of Residents Eight elected positions plus alternates, two OMA general council meetings per year
CFPC: One representative per year per Canadian program, two meetings per year in Mississauga and two teleconferences
NRP (Neonatal Resuscitation Program) – offered at most schools
ACES (Acute Critical Events Simulation) – only at some schools
ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support)
ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support)
PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life support)
ALARM (by the SOGC), also course (by the AAFP)
CASTED, AMLS (Acute Musculoskeletal Limb Support)
Check the requirements for your program early on, most universities offer their own ACLS, ATLS, NRP and PALS courses.